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Show off your skills with delicate treats by competing in the Sweet Mess baking competition! A delectable strategy game for 1-4+ bakers
Get in on this messy but sweet baking competition game with all the extras! Limited time.
Get in on this messy but sweet baking competition game with all the extras! Limited time.
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Recipe Race has been added to every copy of the game! Recipe Race is a quick and addictive dexterity/speed game that puts your recipe building, ingredient stacking, flying hands to the test. Gather the right ingredients and stack them according to your recipe! Once you've finished, grab the timer token before the other players to win the round.

Extra Components: Ingredient tray, 30 Recipe Cards, 20 Challenge Cards, Magnetic Flip Box, Rulebook.

Recipe Race uses components from Sweet Mess along with additional components added just for this bonus game. All of the components needed for Recipe Race, including the game's rulebook, will be inside their own Recipe Race magnetic flip box! This box will fit right inside Sweet Mess' game box... so you can take it with you to game night, a party, or a family gathering!

Read more about Game Trayz and Sweet Mess here!
Read more about Game Trayz and Sweet Mess here!

On your turn you will select an available Pick Action. This action will have you pick ingredients out of a bowl in a particular way. Each Pick Action you take will be unavailable on future turns until all 4 Pick Actions have been used. Once they have all been used, the markers are cleared and all actions are available again!

When you take ingredients from an Ingredient Bowl with certain pick actions, you will Make a Mess. Spreading from the bowl you picked ingredients from, add an ingredient of that bowl's type to each orthogonally adjacent bowl. Then flip the bowl over to reveal a new bowl type!

Once you pick ingredients from a bowl, you will place them to an open section of your Pastry Bench. You must place all the ingredients into one section. You cannot add to an already occupied section and you cannot split the ingredients into multiple sections!

When you store ingredients to a section of your pastry bench, you activate the associated Bench Tool of that section. At the end of your turn, flip the tile to its activated side to show it is available. You may use one of any of the activated tools anytime during your next turn. Place a marker on it and resolve its action. You choose each turn where to place your ingredients based on what tool you want to use!

Bake desserts by following the Recipe Cards. Turn in the required ingredients and, if required, put the card in your oven according to its needed baking time. Only 1 dessert can occupy a given oven space, so plan accordingly. Desserts will bake, moving down 1 space at the start of each turn!

When you bake desserts, you can complete up to 3 Baking Bonuses to earn Baking Bonus Points. These points can be spent on accessing additional Kitchen Tools. Baking Bonus Points are also worth Cooking Points at the end of the game!

You may use Open Tools anytime during your turn by paying the associated Baking Bonus Points (coin tokens). These tools will allow to do additional actions to help  Throughout the game, players may pay to use each tool twice!

You can unlock Ingredient Masteries by scoring Recipe Cards with matching ingredient icons. When you have a matching pair, flip the Ingredient Mastery tile of that type. You now are a master in that ingredient and can use it more efficiently and sparingly. You will pay 1 less of that ingredient for the rest of the game and gain 1 Cooking Point!

                                                      

Ok, baker backers. Let's see what you're made of. Two more holiday Recipe Cards added to their respective expansions if you can hit these marks. Follow these links below for each:

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This exclusive deck of Recipe and Event cards are cooool! The Ice Cream Pack is all about our favorite frozen treats, but...you don't bake ice cream. Right?

Your dessert creations and your efforts in the kitchen are now being judged! The Judges Table Expansion brings new scoring elements to the game with open and secret goals.

Play with the three open goals decks to give all players a chance to score additional endgame points by completing objectives in three categories; Set Goals, Mastery Goals, and Baking Bonus Goals. The judges will award points based on how well players do in these categories!

Play with the secret goals deck(s) to give each player chances to individually score endgame points by completing personal objectives. The judges will challenge you in certain areas of the competition and award points for success!

Play with one or both of these goals systems! There will also be alternative variant play with this expansion for greater replay value.

It's that wonderful time of year when the tastiest desserts are being baked! The Christmas Gifts & Goodies Expansion adds themed Recipe and Event Cards to the game of Sweet Mess, as well as new gameplay rules.

These special desserts require the Super-ingredient (wild), but give a special bonus when baked. Introducing the Mastery Die, this expansion gives you another way to score Cooking Points. After a Christmas dessert is baked, roll the Mastery die and collect a Mastery Token that matches the result. You will score 1 point for every collected Mastery Token that matches a mastery icon on a scored Recipe Cards!

This fun twist on Ingredient Masteries adds more life to the game and is an optional module that can be included or excluded from play.

Trick or treat? Why not both?! With themed Recipe and Event cards, as well as new gameplay rules, the Halloween Trick or Treats Expansion will surely sweeten your plays of Sweet Mess!

These spooktacular desserts, when baked, will provide you with a Trick or Treat Token. These tokens can be saved and if you get a set, you will be treated with endgame points. Or you can trick another chef out of an ingredient of your choosing, but you have to give them the Trick or Trick Token in return. They of course can work toward sets or, in turn, use it on another chef! 

Choose to play with this optional module, but be careful. Some chefs just may be out to get you. Muahahahahaaa!

Add thematic flare to your plays of Sweet Mess with this quality neoprene mat. This mat features placeholders for the Ingredient Bowls, Recipe Cards, Timer Tokens, and includes a printed Event Track. What better way to show the sweet mess of this baking competition?!

These premium metal coins replace the cardboard Baking Bonus Point Tokens in the game. They now include a concaved design with a color enamel finish on the numbered side. Using these coins will add a finer visual and tactile experience to the game.


                                                                          

Shipping is expensive and is burdensome for everyone. Fortunately, via our various hubs, we are able to subsidize these costs for you, making them as affordable as possible. These various hubs also allow for customs-friendly shipping that eliminate duty and tax.

If you order extra add-ons that are NOT part of your pledge level, there is an extra shipping charge in addition to your pledge level shipping. All shipping prices are in USD.

Expected to ship by Christmas 2018!

Prototype Game Components & GameTrayz
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Risks and challenges

We at Big Kid Games strive to make your Kickstarter experience a great and disappointment free experience. You are helping to bring one of our games to life and the best way for us to show you our gratitude is to deliver a quality product in a timely manner. And we aim to do just that.

Tabletop gaming is one of my biggest hobbies and a favorite activity among my family and friends. When I back a game on Kickstarter, it is my expectation to receive a product that was cared for and well made. I've been burned by a few Kickstarter campaigns and have received less than high-quality products from others. It's a big downer to have anticipated and waited that long for something only to receive something that is less than what was promised. We don't want to be at the delivering end of this type of experience.

While no one can predict unexpected obstacles that are encountered throughout a process such as this, it is our pledge to you to be upfront, honest, and professional as we work through any unfortunate challenges that may arise. Suffice it to say, any type of mishap is not expected, but we do not want to pretend that all campaigns and journeys of this nature are infallible and problem free.

Our most recently funded game, Montana: Heritage Edition, is shipping very soon! Stay tuned for more updates...

Thank you for jumping on board for what Big Kid Games has to offer.
Enjoy our games!

Game together.
Jason Moughon
founder | Big Kid Games

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